By  on September 11, 2007

Burberry Group plc and Iconix Brand Group said Monday that they amicably resolved pending litigation. No details of the settlement were disclosed.

Burberry filed a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court on Aug. 24 against Iconix alleging that the redesigned London Fog brand infringed on its Burberry check design. The complaint said the London Fog line included trenchcoats and scarves with a check design that was "nearly identical" to Burberry's signature design.

A joint statement from the companies yesterday said, "both parties are satisfied with the outcome and are pleased that the matter is now closed."

Iconix and Burberry declined to comment further.

The lawsuit contained allegations of trademark and trade dress infringement, dilution, deceptive acts and practices, unjust enrichment and dilution and likelihood of injury to business reputation. At the time, Burberry asked the court for an injunction and damages, plus trial costs.

Iconix purchased London Fog out of bankruptcy a year ago and relaunched the brand this fall beginning with an advertising campaign in September consumer magazines.

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